Chapter Leader News

December 2013                                         

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The fortitude of any organization depends on the quality of its leaders. 
                                                                       - Richard Bydder

A "shout out" to University of Arkansas, Mississippi State University and Virginia Tech for exciting membership gains

When it comes to successful member recruitment efforts, three university chapters deserve recognition. In October Mississippi State University of the Southeast Region welcomed 148 new members and 21 reinstated members to the chapter. The University of Arkansas (South Central Region) added 90 new members and 10 reinstated members to their chapter roster, and Virginia Tech (Mid-Atlantic Region) gained 4 reinstated members and 64 new members.
Thanks to these chapters for strengthening IIE's presence on campus!




  • Chapter dues rebate checks will go out to professional and student chapters in January 2014
  •  University of Central Florida has a new website. Click here to view
  • The IIE Chapter ESPOL #711 launched its web page. You can visit it at With this, the chapter is extending its reach on the web which also consists in the chapter's blog. 
  • IIE honors and awards highlight accomplishments of fellow IIE members. Show your appreciation by nominating a colleague, peer or student member for an IIE award. Members may not self-nominate with the exception of the  Innovations in Curriculum Award, but may make their interest known to colleagues and advisors. For more information, click here.
  • IIE Young Professionals have a new website. IIE's Young Professionals Group was established to identify the needs of members who are college graduates ages 35 and younger. Click here to check out this group!
Attendance at  IIE Student Region Conferences continues to grow !  


Congratulations to all on the successes of IIE student region conferences in 2013!  It is the hard work and dedication of student conference chairs that results in student region conference attendance continuing to grow from year to year. The student region conference is also where IIE professional members are motivated and IIE volunteers are born.  Thank you to all university chapters who hosted a region conference in 2013.  Each was an event for which you and IIE can be proud. Upcoming issues of Chapter Leader News will feature a picture from a 2013 Region Conference. 


Mid-Atlantic Region Conference   

Hosted by IIE Student Chapter #883, West Virginia University


Patrick Foxworthy, Assistant Senior Vice President of IIE Regional Operations Board (right), attended the conference and is seen above with WVU IIE Student Chapter President, Jared Dunlap (left).

And the upward trend continues... with NEW Charters and Reactivations


Central and South America Region
IIE - ESPOL (Ecuador)
IIE Javeriana Cali (Colombia) 
Southeast Region
University of Turabo IIE Chapter (Puerto Rico)
Southwest Asia Region
University of Engineering and Technology Taxila (Pakistan)
Mexico Region
Tecnologico de Monterrey Campus Leon


Northeast Region
State of RI & Prov Plant
Arabian Penninsula Region
Qatar University (Qatar) 
North Central Region
University of Illinois - Urbana

Pending Charters! 
Mexico Region 
CIIUS(Sotavento University A.C.) 
Central and South America Region
Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra
Pending Reactivations!
Southeast Region
Atlanta Chapter
50 members & 11 students from Morgan State University attend National Capital Professional Chapter meeting sponsored by Northrop Grumman

 On Oct. 28, the National Capital Chapter convened a membership meeting at Pioneer Hall, National Electronics Museum, in Linthicum, Maryland. The meeting was a huge success. The number attending was 50, including 11 students from Morgan State University Student Chapter. Northrop Grumman sponsored the meeting space, hors d'oeuvres, and soft drinks.


Presentations by Assistant Professor Jeffrey W. Herrmann, University of Maryland, and David Rizzardo, Lean expert at the Maryland Technical Extension Service (Mtech) were excellent and both speakers engaged attendees with provocative statement and questions for the audience.

Both speakers provided convincing presentations on the benefits of lean thinking during the layout design of a facility and how it leads to higher revenue and happier customers (and in some cases survival of the business).

Click here to view National Capital website

 May 31 - June 3, 2014
Palais des Congrés de Montréal - Montréal, Canada

We look forward to seeing you in Montreal in 2014 for the largest industrial and systems engineering event of the year! The conference program comprises two types of sessions: Applied Solutions, showcasing proven solutions and applications from industry, and the Industrial & Systems Engineering Research Conference (ISERC), featuring research from academia and industry scholars.


You will leave this conference rejuvenated and filled with fresh ideas you can put to use immediately. Take the best and re-energize your career with new ways to address your most challenging issues. The conference program is sure to provide you with countless ideas and solutions that translate into improved efficiency, productivity, quality and competitiveness for your organization. There are many events happening at the same time, so plan your time well. The ISERC and Applied Solutions sessions are timed so that they start and end at times that allow you to attend sessions in both programs.


Be a part of the energy that is the IIE Annual Conference and Expo 2014! Conference website - Registration open!

Each year, GOErgo and the Applied Ergonomics Conference Committee present two awards for ergonomics creativity, and it is always one of the highlights of the conference.These awards will be presented at the conference on March 27. Deadline for submissions has been extended to Dec. 31, 2013 for the Creativeness in Ergonomics Awards. Click here for more information and submission forms. 


AEC2011 Ergo Cup Ergo Cup® submissions are now being accepted! 

The internationally recognized Ergo Cup® competition, sponsored by the Ergonomics Center of North Carolina and Edward P. Fitts Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at North Carolina State University and presented by IIE, provides an exciting opportunity for companies to highlight their successful ergonomic solutions. The general theme across all Ergo Cup® categories is innovation.


Submit your application now for

 Happy Holidays from your
Region Leaders

Joyce Hadley


South Central
Kyle Grabill 
North Central

International Council Chair
Bopaya Bidanda
Central/South America

Michael Lalle

Spotlight on Chapter Website


IIE is proud to recognize outstanding chapter or region websites that provide members with up-to-date information while offering an interesting visual experience.


This issue of
Chapter Leader News


Mexico Region

as the outstanding website!

Is that a fact?

The word "news" is actually an acronym for the four compass points (North, East, West and South

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